Introducing Aghios Fokas holidays 2019 / 2020
Aghios Fokas, in the town of Psalidi, is one of the most popular beaches on the island of Kos. Psalidi is just three kilometres to the east of Kos Town, on the northern coast of Kos Island. A fantastic holiday destination for families and couples alike, Psalidi has all the components that make up an ideal beach vacation: a beautiful beach, peace and quiet, and great food. Scattered along the coast is a good selection of traditional tavernas and restaurants serving deliciously fresh local seafood, including shellfish and calamari as well as the most popular Greek meat dishes, lamb and chicken.
Everybody’s tastes are catered to with a variety of hotel options, including all inclusive. Psalidi has a delightfully relaxed atmosphere which is perfect for families who would prefer a less bustling holiday destination and couples looking for a romantic retreat.
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 3h 50m
When to go
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Psalidi is an ideal beach holiday destination for those who prefer a laid-back, fuss-free holiday with stunning views and a relaxed atmosphere. While Psalidi may lack some of the tourist-drawing attractions of larger Greek resorts, its tranquil natural beauty and opportunity to experience the simple pleasures of Greece in less bustling surroundings. Due to its close proximity to Kos Town, you can enjoy fantastic sightseeing opportunities such as ancient ruins and see how architecture has evolved over the years by comparing the different types of buildings and the castle that sits above Kos Town.
In addition to the historic buildings, the natural surroundings and traditional Greek villages in the area amidst scenic pine forests offer good opportunities for hikes and to get up close and personal with the culture of Greece. If you’re up for travelling a little bit further inland from Psalidi, the Asklepion is well worth a visit. This temple was constructed by the gods of healing and is another example of magnificent Greek architecture and the long and rich history that this beautiful island is steeped in.
Aghios Fokas beach is one of the most popular beaches on Kos with good reason. The area has been developed with tourism in mind, meaning there are many hotels located in close proximity to the beach for ultimate convenience. Psalidi beach attracts plenty of surfers due to its location and pleasant weather conditions. With many experts and beginners alike surfing off the coastline, you can ride the waves in good company if you’re a seasoned surfer already or practice your moves if you’re a beginner.
The beach is very well-maintained and organised, with access to sunbathing facilities and plenty of water sports on offer including boat trips and swimming. You can laze around on the beach, take a stroll along the pebbles, or walk along the coastline to take in the gorgeous views. Another big attraction of Aghios Fakos is its incredible views as the sun goes down, best enjoyed with some good company and a chilled drink in hand.